Gaming Geography: Does where you live affect how you play?
Diego Rosa (4), Mar 08, 2007
Gaming Junky has just posted up the latest piece of content by Livia "Liefje" Teernstra entitled "Gaming Geography: Does where you live affect how you play?". Livia takes a look at past tournament results and compares them to the countries of the players. The article is filled with information on previous tournaments, players and a ton of shiny graphs.
Full Article: http://www.gamingjunky.com/article/2007/3/8/gaming-geography:-does-where-you-live-affect-how-you-play/
A Quake geek would probably be jerking off over that but it more a list of famous names than an actual country comparison. Still, it has some interesting stuff. Mercantile nations like Japan will always be more technologically forward because their economy is based on consumerism rather than agriculture or industry, so I guess that's why we've got the majority of games coming out of Asian development houses. A big factor would also be how "connected" your country is (Australia is way behind in that area).
Re: Gaming Geography: Does where you live affect ...
SifouNaS (1317), Mar 10, 2007
I agree with Maw, technology and a number of other factors affect gaming.
For instance the climate affects gaming, take for example Greece where I live, on hot and sunny days, especially in the hot months people prefer to go out swim, or just generally hang out, instead of staying inside and playing games. As for how you play, I think that heat or cold affects your concentration and therefore your gaming performance.
Another factor is the economy's wealth which reflects on the peoples income. If you're living in a say rich country like Switzerland there's more chances that you'll be able to buy as many releases as you want to rather than living in say Romania, where the average salary is just above the bottom.